Prebusiness Advising

Students interested in careers in business, finance, and entrepreneurship or innovation have a lot of options at Duke. Explore the links below to find programs, faculty and advisors, and other students who share your interests.

Duke's Career Center offers extensive career counseling that will help you develop an action plan for accomplishing your business career goals. Develop a relationship with your counselor early and visit often. Meredith McCook the business counselor in the Career Center provides excellent information for students interested in business related internships, career exploration and employment.

The Financial Education Partnership (FEP) is a collaborative effort between the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) and the Duke University Career Center to enrich and expand co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and education for students interested in finance and financial markets. The FEP organizes activities throughout the year so you can learn more about the field of finance and to network with professionals in the financial markets. You can choose to participate in any or all of the various events hosted by FEP. Join the mailing list now!

Duke has a wide array of academic and extracurricular programs that focus on entrepreneurship. Whether your interest is in business, law, engineering, medicine, public policy or a combination of several, there is a program to introduce you to a community of like-minded individuals and to assist in your understanding of the entrepreneurial process. Check out the Duke in Silicon Valley or Summer Internship Programs, the InCube living dorm, and more.

Markets and Management is a certificate program for Duke undergraduates wanting to study business, organizations, entrepreneurship, and related issues. The program exposes you to cutting-edge research and provides opportunities to engage in real-world experiences both at home and globally. This certification prepares you for careers in business and management, banking, consulting, technology, government, the non-profit sector, and related graduate fields.

Last updated: January 3, 2018

Business School Advisor

Dean Milton Blackmon, the business school advisor, is located in 011 Allen Building on West Campus. He advises students and alumni from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering who are interested in attending business school. Being in contact with alumni is encouraged, for it is now common practice for business school applicants pursuing an M.B.A. to apply two to five years after college. For advice on internships and employment, please contact Meredith McCook, the business counselor in the Career Center.

SIGN UP for the Business School Listserv

This listserv is an electronic mailing list to provide the Duke community, local and beyond, with information about business school and announcements of activities related to it. Duke students and alumni may be added to the list by sending an e-mail message to Include your name, e-mail address and graduation year.

GMAT Information

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. For information on preparing for the GMAT and for free practice tests please see the following websites:

Business Schools Directory is an online resource for MBA programs and online business schools, and provides information on MBA subjects, specialty MBAs and business school rankings to help you make the most informed decision when it’s time to choose a reputable school and program. 

Business School Comparison Tool

The Business School Comparison Tool is an online resource to compare business schools by ranking, acceptance rate, average post-graduation salary, median GMAT for admitted students and tuition, among other statistics. See: Note: This tool works best on Safari or Chrome browsers.

MBA Scholarship Guide

This guide helps current and future MBA students understand the scholarship and financial aid options available to you. The guide includes steps that you can take to increase your chances of earning a scholarship, breaks down common mistakes students make, and has an extensive list of current business school scholarships available.